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Hello! Welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping by. I design and create handcrafted greeting cards. I like to call this passion of mine "visual poetry" ....imagery on paper. Please feel free to browse the photos of my cards and leave a comment.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Red Poppy Wedding

Hello everyone! I recently received a request from my dearest friend to create a wedding card. Since the wedding was going to be an ethnic Ukrainian wedding it was requested that the wedding card subtly express that. Red poppies and wheat are very popular images used in Ukrainian culture and art and so I used them in my card.

I love white on white for wedding cards so I began with a white card base.  To my base I added a layer of white which was cut and embossed with a die from Sue Wilson's Spanish Collection Seville. I cut and embossed yet another layer in white using a die from Sue Wilson's Spanish Collection Granada. On this layer I stamped a wheat bundle image (GKD Friendship, Family, Love) in each of the four corners, first stamping on scrap paper twice and then on my panel. 

For my focal panel I composed my sentiment on my computer and, using Memento Gray Flannel inkfaintly stamped the wheat bundle image and 2 small butterflies (GKD Spring Mix STV Kit) over and around my sentiment, again first stamping it twice on scrap paper and then on my panel. Next I cut this with the largest die from Spellbinders Classic Ovals Small and adhered it to my base card.

I created a decorative oval to frame my sentiment by using a die from Spellbinders Elegant Ovals and cutting out the center with  the second largest die from Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large. This frame was then positioned on my focal panel with dimensionals.

Now to add the poppies. I adhered together 2 layers of red card stock and used Memory Box Prim Poppy die to cut out the flowers. The purpose of the 2 layers was to make the poppies more sturdy and resistant to bending since they are so delicate. These were then popped on to my card with dimensionals and my project was complete.

I did not share a photo of the inside of the card but will add that I used Melanie Muenchinger's "LOVE" sentiment from her beautiful GKD Stately Flowers 8 stamp set. This was the perfect sentiment for this wedding card.

I hope you enjoyed this post and that it gave you inspiration to create. Thank you for visiting my blog and please come back again. Make it a great day!

This card was entered into the following challenge(s):
Crafting by Designs  -  August Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Moments  -  Challenge #48 - Anything Goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday  -  Challenge #46 - Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters  -   Challenge Jul 23 - Aug 3  - Die Cuts or Punches
Word Art Wednesday  -  Challenge #143 - Anything Goes
Sister Act Challenge  -  Challenge #68 - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create  -  Challenge #82 - Anything Goes
TTCRD  -  Challenge Jul 29 - Aug 4  -  Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart  -   Challenge #29 - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Challenge  -  Challenge #23 - Anything Goes


Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS Wedding creation Olga! You've put so much personal thought into this creation ... they are going to just LOVE IT!!!
Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘DIES and/or PUNCHES’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters

Angie A said...

Very pretty card!! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls Challenges! Angie-DT

Verna Angerhofer said...

Very elegant and beautiful!

Isobel said...

Lovely card thanks for joining us at crafting from the heart and good luck x

Diane said...

Wow...a stunning wedding card with a beautiful "pop" of red!! Thank you fir joining us at "The Sisterhood" for our Dies/Punches challenge!
Diane TSH DT

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card! I love both poppoies and WoW cards. Thanks for entering the Creative Moments Challenge. Leona x

Cara Malmrose said...

Olga - this is Gorgeous - Gorgeous - Gorgeous!
Thanks for sharing this with us at Through The Craft Room Door. Please come play along with us again! (Hugs) Cara

Teresa said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful entry with us at Creative Moments – good luck x

charlene said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Creative Moments.

Janet McLaughlin said...

This is such a gorgeous wedding card, Olga! The lucky recipients should frame it!